Fantasy, Mystery, YA Fiction

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

Grades 9-12mall

Sixteen-year-old Sarah is dead. And she’s at the mall. The first person she meets is Bertha, who claims to be her Death Coach. She tells Sarah that she has been murdered; poisoned to be exact. Sarah is in a limbo of sorts, and Bertha tells her that her mission is not to get to heaven or hell, but to simply move on and finish her unfinished business. She is only sixteen, after all, and had her whole life ahead of her. Now she has no choice but to make the best of her situation. Readers are taken on a non-stop ride as Sarah becomes acquainted with the after-world and tries to figure out who murdered her, and why.